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By Katherine Giuffre

In Communities and Networks, Katherine Giuffre takes the technological know-how of social community research and applies it to key problems with dwelling in groups, in particular in city parts, exploring questions reminiscent of: How do groups form our lives and identities? How do they foster both conformity or innovation? What holds groups jointly and what occurs after they fragment or crumble? How is group lifestyles altering in keeping with technological advances?

Refreshingly obtainable and equipped on attention-grabbing case examples, this exact e-book offers not just the theoretical grounding essential to know how and why the burgeoning quarter of social community research might be beneficial in learning groups, but in addition transparent technical reasons of the instruments of community research and the way to assemble and study real-world community facts. community research permits us to determine group lifestyles in a brand new viewpoint, with occasionally amazing effects and insights, and this ebook allows readers to achieve a deeper knowing of social lifestyles and the relationships that construct (and holiday) communities.

This enticing textual content might be an exhilarating new source for upper-level undergraduate and starting graduate scholars in quite a lot of classes together with social community research, group stories, city reviews, organizational reports, and quantitative methods.

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